What Is Andy Warhol Famous For?

Andy Warhol is famous for introducing and leading the visual art movement known as pop art. The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the largest museum featuring the works of a single artist in the United States. Warhol started his career at Glamour magazine after graduating with a bachelors of fine arts degree and moving to New York.

Warhol is also famous for his iconic painting depicting Campbell's soup cans, which initiated the pop art movement and brought it into the spotlight. The cans represent the fusion of commercially produced products and art. His portrait painting "Eight Elvises" became the most valuable painting in the world, reselling for 100 million dollars in 2008. Warhol was also the founder of Interview Magazine and ran a studio named The Factory, where various personalities and Hollywood celebrities gathered. In addition, he authored several books, including "Andy Warhol's Index" and "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol." He also ventured into other art mediums, including photography, video art and sculpture. On television, he hosted "Andy Warhol's TV" and "Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes on MTV." "The Velvet Underground" was a rock band managed and produced by Warhol, which had a tremendous impact on the development of the punk rock music genre.